ZK Studio

The Good Change Poles Apart

Written and directed by: Konrad Szołajski
Camera: Michał Ślusarczyk
Editing: Paweł Kowalik, Małgorzata Prociak
Music composed by: Adam Walicki
Length: 76′
Completed: 2015
Producer: Małgorzata Prociak, Konrad Szołajski – ZK STUDIO
Co-production: ONET, TS PRODUCTIONS, Silesian Film Institute
With the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

About film:

A portrait of two women who represent two sides of political rift which is dividing Poland. Marta helps the Far Right party in implementing ‘The Good Change” programme which is to ‘fix’ the state. Tita opposes to it, calling it putinisation of the country. Marta is the head of a large family involved in pro-government activities, including political rallies. She leads a patriotic lobby group supporting the ruling party and is bringing up the next generation of right-wing paramilitary troops. Her daughter and grandchildren are being trained by Marta how to use firearms. Tita belongs to a middle class family. She had been a housewife who in 2015 started organizing protests against the breaking of Polish constitution by the government. According to her the ruling party is creating authoritarian state and this is the beginning of Poland’s exit from the EU. She’s become a fully-fledged politician, one of the leaders of opposition which encourages Poles to take to the streets to defend democracy. How does their activity influence their lives? What is the price of being involved in politics? Can they find a compromise which would prevent violence?

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